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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 12 2016

If you own a Ford F250 and F350 pickup truck, and you live in the South Okanagan, you might want to park it indoors.

RCMP is reporting a rash of break-ins and theft of vehicles in the South Okanagan since the beginning of 2016.

"The South Okanagan RCMP Detachments have been busy investigating a rash of stolen pickup trucks in the area in the past few weeks," Cpl. Dan Moskaluk...

by Trail Champion on Monday Jan 11 2016

This just in, courtesy RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich:

The Trail Detachment is requesting assistance from the public locating Joel Andrew Hutchinson. Joel Hutchinson is currently wanted on British Columbia and Alberta wide unendorsed warrants of arrest for one count of breaching his conditions and two counts of failing to appear for his court date in April, 2015, in Rossland. Joel...

by Sara Golling on Monday Jan 11 2016

The Trail detachment of the RCMP is requesting public assistance in locating Joel Andrew Hutchinson, who failed to appear in court to answer several firearms-related charges.  He had origianlly been scheduled to appear in court in April of last year.

Police warn that Hutchinson may be armed and should be considered dangerous.  They ask anyone who sees Hutchinson not to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 09 2016

RCMP Cpl Jason Burndred has good news in the case of the missing person from Winlaw.

In a media release Sunday afternoon, Burndred said 16-year-old Quinlan Kruse has been found after going missing Friday.

"Quinlan Kruse has been located and is well," Burndred said in the release.

Brundred said RCMP wanted to thank everyone for the assistance provided in this matter.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 07 2016

The Independent Investigations Office is responsible for investigating two officer-involved fatal shootings in the region in the past two years. In a second interview, conducted this week (the first was in March of 2015, to read that story, click here...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 07 2016

Two men started 2016 dealing with the long arm of the law according to a Nelson Police Department media release.

Police were called Monday night (January 4) to a local grocery store to deal with a shoplifter.

The call came in at 8:35 p.m. that staff witnessed the local male acting suspicious in the parking lot and then entering the grocery store.

An officer attended the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 05 2016

John Ferguson of the West Kootenay Traffic Services said police is concerned heading into the New Year after RCMP saw an increase in impaired driving charges in 2015.

"Our impaired driving charges increased by 35 percent and our 1, 3 and 7 day alcohol suspensions increased by 100 per cent," Ferguson said in a year-end media release.

"This is an alarming increase," Ferguson said,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 29 2015

On New Year's Eve, an average of two people are killed — 30 people are injured in 100 crashes in the Southern Interior — and 200 are injured in more than 600 crashes every year on B.C. roads.*

In the last five years, three people have also been killed in impaired driving related crashes on New Year's Eve.**

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 29 2015

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said a routine traffic stop turned into a police manhunt after the driver of a vehicle rammed marked police cruiser early Monday (December 28) morning.

Dan Moskaluk said the incident began at 2:30 a.m. Monday during a traffic stop n Old Spallumcheen Road near Sicamous.

"A Sicamous RCMP officer had his marked police cruiser rammed by a vehicle that he had...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 22 2015

Nelson RCMP is asking the public to be on the lookout for people responsible for a rash of thefts in the area of Crescent Valley during the past few weeks.

Const. Bill Long of the Nelson RCMP said in a media release the bandits strike at anytime of the day.

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